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Old 01-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default pex with cam lock fittings?

I have a roll of 1/2" pex left over from a renovation and I'm curious if this would work in place of silicone tubing for connecting HLT/mash tun/pumps/ ect....

I plan on using it in conjunction with 1/2" cam lock fittings.

Anyone have any luck with this?

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Temperature stability to 200F should be fine. I used HDPE tubing when I started brewing and didn't have any issues.

The advantages of silicone tubing are:

  1. High flexibility
  2. High durability
  3. Fluid visibility
  4. High temperature stability (e.g., getting too close to an open flame)
  5. Inert (won't introduce off flavors)
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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My main concern is flexibility. But i can see how the lack of fluid visibility would be a major drawback to using pex.

Thanks for the input.

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